Asymptotically optimal communication algorithms on faulty folded petersen networks

  • Sabine R. Öhring
  • Sajal K. Das
  • Dirk H. Hohndel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 854)


Efficient data communication through an interconnection network in the presence of faulty nodes and links is an important issue in multiprocessor systems. The newly proposed folded Petersen networks which are constructed by iteratively applying the cartesian product operation on the well-known Petersen graph, provide a very efficient topology for multiprocessors. They have such desirable properties as symmetry, optimal connectivity (and hence maximal fault-tolerance), logarithmic diameter and modularity.

In this paper, we construct multiple arc-disjoint spanning trees on the folded Petersen networks and utilize them for deriving fault-tolerant algorithms for several communication primitives. These problems include single node broadcasting or sending the same message from one node to all others in the network, gossiping or multinode broadcasting, scattering or the problem of sending distinct messages from a single node to each of the other nodes, and total exchange in which single node scattering takes places simultaneously from all nodes.

All of these communication problems are studied on the folded Petersen networks under the all-port communication assumption with bidirectional links.

Key words

arc-disjoint spanning trees communication fault-tolerance folded Petersen graph interconnection network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine R. Öhring
    • 1
  • Sajal K. Das
    • 1
  • Dirk H. Hohndel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.AIB Software CorporationDullesUSA

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